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Yucca rostrata 'Sapphire Skies'

31st August 2019

Yucca rostrata has been available as large plants for some time, they can be transported easily as cut logs with the intention of re-rooting them later. Unfortunately they aren't the easiest thing to re-root. It can take a couple of years to produce a resilient root ball and they don't like winter wet. In short, they aren't always successful.
'Sapphire Skies' was selected at Cistus Nursery in Oregon and has glaucous greyish foliage, originally from a collection by Sean Hogan in northern Mexico in the early 1990's. The young plants now available are micropropagated from the original plant. People are now offering seed which may be glaucous but it ius unlikely to be as good.